Covel C. Moore Sr. - Coastal Carolina University
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Covel C. Moore Sr.

Covel C. Moore Sr. (1927-2010) and his family moved from Bucksport, S.C., to Conway in 1954. He retired in 1981 from the Horry County School District where he worked for 28 years as a science teacher at Whittemore High School and Socastee High School. He also served for 12 years as chair of the science department at Socastee High School. He was pastor of the Good Hope AME Church in Centenary.

Moore was a longtime member of Coastal's ABLE (A Better Lifestyle Experience) class, which helped promote health, wellness and a positive social atmosphere for adults 50 and older. He was also involved with Coastal's Lifelong Learning Society.

Moore served as past president of the Horry County Education Association, and as a delegate to the South Carolina Education Association and the National Education Association.

He received the Mordecai Johnson Humanitarian Award from the Conway branch of the NAACP and a resolution recognizing his service from the Horry County Council.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Morris College, a master's degree from South Carolina State University and a master's degree in religious studies from the University of South Carolina.

He was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2001.